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It’s US publication day for Empire of the Sum!

Cover of Empire of the Sum, showing a calculator backlit by the rising sun.
The cover of Empire of the Sum. (Image courtesy of W. W. Norton.)

It’s publication day! Empire of the Sum: The Rise and Reign of the Pocket Calculator is published today in the USA.* You can order a copy from from Norton, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Bookshop.org, Hudson, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target or Walmart.

There are many people to thank for helping make this happen: my agent Laurie Abkemeier; Brendan Curry, Caroline Adams, and Anna Oler at W. W. Norton; Judith Abbate for design; and Rachelle Mandik for copyediting. And of course, my wife Leigh helped out at every stage — she has read Empire cover to cover many times over by now, and it’s all the better for it.

I hope you enjoy the book, and please let me know what you think!

For readers in the rest of the world, the book will be published in October. 

2 comments on “It’s US publication day for Empire of the Sum!

  1. Comment posted by Steve in California on

    Oddly enough I was able to get my copy yesterday. I am enjoying it. Thanks.

    1. Comment posted by Keith Houston on

      A fortuitous occurrence! I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

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